CYPIT Complex Needs (Early Years) Operational Lead - East

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Slough, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

What's special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a 'Good' rating overall, being an 'Outstanding', well-led, organisation, and having an 'Outstanding' Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: 'Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.'

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

Within this role you will work as part of an integrated Children and Young Person and Families service supporting our provision to Children and Families in the complex needs team.

This is a community based post which will require the individual to work flexibly across the East Berkshire locality and would have a base in our Bracknell, Maidenhead or Slough hubs.

The post will work closely with the band 7 Complex Needs (Special Schools) Operational Lead who works 1.0 wte and is based in Slough.

Alongside your colleague you will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the CYPIT pre-school complex needs service across the three therapy services in the community.

You will line manage a small number of integrated clinicians who work in Early Years Complex Needs and will carry a clinical speech and language therapy caseload yourself.

We use an impact-based approach to service planning and provide universal, targeted and specialist levels of support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced speech and language therapist, with a passion for supporting children, young people and their families. We welcome applications from experienced clinicians who have some experience of operational and line management and are keen to continue to develop their skills in this area. You will need to demonstrate that you have excellent communication and people skills, an understanding of the diverse needs of children and young people, and strong clinical skills in this phase of life. Experience of working with families from a wide variety of backgrounds and previous experience of supporting children and young people in the early years is essential. In line with our commitment to impact based working you will need to demonstrate that you are committed to putting the interest of the child at the heart of your actions. You will be expected to act as an ambassador for our service and be calm and confident dealing with challenging situations, and collaborate across a multi-disciplinary team communicating with various parties to ensure that we deliver a seamless service. As part of this role you will be an inspirational and self-motivated member of our team, enthusiastic to share your knowledge when managing and mentoring more junior team members and non-professional staff.

What's next?

If you share our passion for children and young people and the dedication to excel, we'd love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don't hesitate to call Danielle Calvert on 07775406035 or email: ( Email address removed ).

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We'd love to welcome you to our enthusiastic team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust's sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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